PJ Library and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation have a deep, unshakable connection to the State of Israel. We are proud to share stories with families around the globe that celebrate Israel and promote a sense of responsibility to the country and its people. And we are proud to reach hundreds of thousands of Israeli children and their families each month through PJ Library’s Hebrew-language counterpart, Sifriyat Pijama, and Arabic-language companion program, Maktabat al-Fanoos.
If you are struggling, as many of us do, to navigate conversations about events in Israel with your children or grandchildren, we’ve compiled a shortlist of resources below.
Statement from HGF President Winnie Sandler Grinspoon 10.16.23
How to Talk to Kids
Addressing Children's Big and Important Questions
How to Talk to Kids About Israel Right Now via kveller
How to Talk to Children About Antisemitism
Questions Children Ask About Israel in General
Strategies For Talking With Our Kids About Israel via the iCenter
Support for Parents
How to Talk to Children About Israel Today (webinar) via The Jewish Education Network
Find Community Support via the Jewish Social Services Agency
Is Anyone Prepared For These Questions? (part of the Israel at War Series) via Perfect Jewish Parents podcast
How to Talk to Kids About Scary Situations
Making This a Teachable Moment Even For Our Youngest Community Members via eJewishPhilanthropy
Songs of Comfort
Videos and Media to Help Children Cope With Scary Situations
This page will be updated on an ongoing basis with recommendations and resources from PJ Library’s team.